Posted: 27/02/2015 at 18:39
My OH bought this plant in the lakes District , after we had been to the EDEN PROJECT and seen it. She fell in love with it and thought other kids would love it too. It was only a small, bushy pot about 4" and cost a fortune ( my thinking. About £3-£4 quid. was a waste of money) I found out it is a weed but the important fact was that everyone that saw it, loved it. I said go for it and try to keep it alive ( in a sunny front room.)
OH yes she tried, she bought seed off eBay and sold the plants on eBay!!!
The thing is we had long straggly weeds in pots in my front room, waiting for people to come in and tickle the plant!!!! That included the TV man!!! Who still thinks we do not have one, even though we pay by direct debit.
Anyhow the plant (over 2 years ) has flowered but never produced seed pods.
The whole lot (one pot ) is Dead, but we have seed left from the first batch and we are now trying again.
Is this grounds for diverse? and does any one know how to get them to go to seed after flowering ???
I hate the bloody plant but they sell well for her???? What can i say.